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July 15, 2012

PET OF THE WEEK: Make room for a ‘perfect gentleman’

By Ellen Hargle | Special to the Index

Homer is a 5- to 6-year-old, non-neutered male Border Collie mix whose journey began in Strawn, where he was abandoned. He is friendly, happy and engaging with all those around him. At the shelter he has been a perfect gentleman and gets along well with other shelter dogs and loves toys.

Border Collie most likely gets its name from its place of origin along the Scottish and English borders. They have thick long coats and Homer would need regular brushing to keep his coat from matting and to stay cool during the summer.

Since Homer is a mix, he is more laid back than a typical Border Collie. He loves to play, fetch and responds gently to a good petting and hug. He is a bit overweight and with a little TLC and portion control, he should ideally weigh around 50 pounds. Homer would do well inside. He is considered a middle-aged dog and wouldn’t require the vigorous exercise a youngster needs, but needs a daily walk or romp outside. His ideal family would be gentle, like to interact with their dog and have a fenced in yard to play in.

Please consider adopting a dog or cat from the Mineral Wells Animal Shelter. The shelter is full and must humanely euthanize dogs and cats it can not place in forever homes. The featured Pets of the Week are always kind, gentle and some of the most adoptable.

The cost of adoption includes neutering and a rabies shot. To adopt Homer or any of numerous dogs, cats, puppies and kitten, call at (940) 328-7752.


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